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Varda by Agnès is the final film of legendary Belgian-born photographer-filmmaker and pioneering French New Wave director Agnès Varda. She died in March at the age of 90, her high reputation sealed among cinephiles. In this biographical documentary, she takes a scrapbook approach to her own legacy as an artist, reflecting on a long career and offering penetrating insights into the creative process. It’s a graceful final bow from a beloved auteur and a poignant reminder that curiosity is at the heart of all artistic creation.

Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; Fri., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.; $12. (323) 466-3456americancinemathequecalendar.com.